FAQs

Do you accept CVs?

We only accept application forms as a CV does not provide us with all of the required information. You can apply online for any vacancy advertised within the current vacancies section.

Can I complete a generic application form to cover all vacancies?

Unfortunately not, we require a separate application form for each vacancy that you wish to apply for.

I can’t see the job that I want on your website, how do I keep updated with new vacancies?

You can register for job alerts so that you automatically receive a job alert email every time we advertise a job that suits your job search criteria. You can unsubscribe from job alerts at any time.

Do you offer part time vacancies?

The simple answer is yes. Details of the hours for every job are provided on the job description and advert.

It says 52 weeks on the job advert, does this mean I don’t get holidays?

Every position comes with generous holiday entitlement. Lecturing and Management staff are entitled to 38 days per annum and support staff are entitled to 28 days per annum. Don’t forget you also get the statutory english bank holidays!

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I’ve been working in commerce/industry but don’t have any teaching experience, does that matter?

We would still be interested to hear from you even if you don’t have specific teaching experience. It’s important that you use your personal statement to address the criteria stated in the person specification of the job description, clearly stating how your experience relates to the criteria.

Do you offer teacher training?

We offer in house teacher training and deliver the PTTLS, CTTLS, DTTLS and PGCE qualifications so that all lecturing staff can gain their teaching qualifications.

What other training do you offer staff?

All staff receive a full induction and mandatory training in safeguarding, health & safety, equality & diversity and the Disability Discrimination Act. We also offer optional training across college and at a departmental level to fully support you in your role.

Do you have a dress code?

MK College operates a smart casual dress code, although there may be occasions where smart dress might be required.

I have a disability but I’m worried about declaring this on my application.

Milton Keynes College holds the Two Ticks, Mindful Employer and Investors in Diversity awards and we are focussed on attracting, developing and maintaining a workforce that fully reflects the diversity of our communities. We are positive about employing disabled people and will be keen to know about your abilities. Should you require reasonable adjustments to be made for the application and selection process or for the position then please make us aware of this on your equal opportunities form.

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Do you offer apprenticeships?

Yes we do. We’re delighted to offer apprenticeships across the College provision and find that apprentices will often go on to secure further employment with us.

Do you only have sites in Milton Keynes?

Our main campus sites are located in Milton Keynes; however, we also provide education through the OLASS 4 contract to offenders and young offenders within prison education departments across the South East, East Midlands and West Midlands. Details of any vacancies within these departments are shown within the current vacancies section. Remember you can also register for job alerts!

When do I get paid?

Staff are paid on the last working day of each month.

I am applying from outside of the UK, will you be able to employ me? - It is a legal requirement that all of our employees have the right to live and work in the UK.

What’s it like working in prison education?

Whilst this type of position can be very rewarding, make no mistake that teaching within the prison environment can be very challenging. Full training will be provided by the specific prison and the education department to successful applicants.